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12-foot python takes over Texas woman's bathroom

By Kevin Conlon, CNN
updated 10:20 PM EDT, Wed May 14, 2014
  • A Texas woman found a 12-foot python in her bathroom
  • She assumes the snake entered her home through her open back door
  • The snake's owner had reported it missing two months ago, human society says

(CNN) -- Walking in on an already occupied bathroom can be awkward and uncomfortable, but when that occupant is a 12-foot python, it can be terrifying.

But that's just what happened to Veronica Rodriguez of College Station, Texas, last week when she discovered an African rock python in her bathtub.

Police and animal control officers were called and able to capture the intruder, which Rodriguez surmises came through her open back door.

Aggieland Humane Society Executive Director Kathy Bice told CNN affiliate KTRK that the snake was legally owned and that its owner had reported it missing two months ago.